The Untold Story Of How This South Carolina Lake Got Its Name May Astound You

Lake Jocassee, the gorgeous reservoir that fills 300 feet of the bottom of the Jocassee Gorges in the Upstate of South Carolina, is widely known as a bit of a paradise when it comes to outdoor activities. But did you ever stop to wonder about how Jocassee and the Gorges came to be named as such?

Have you been to Jumping Off Rock to see this view high above Lake Jocassee? It’s fantastic! You can learn more about getting to the Jumping Off Rock overlook from this previously published article.